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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:02 AM
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(M)Ann Coulter: "Note to self: hire two more interns to screen hate mail"
From Coulter's March 8 column, "It's hard out here for a wimp":

George Clooney made the only stand for liberal Hollywood, smugly declaring: "We are a little bit out of touch in Hollywood every once in a while. I think it's probably a good thing. We're the ones who talked about AIDS when it was just being whispered, and we talked about civil rights when it wasn't really popular. ... (T)his group of people gave Hattie McDaniel an Oscar in 1939 when blacks were still sitting in the backs of theaters. I'm proud ... to be part of this community, and proud to be out of touch." Forget about Hollywood being ahead of the big issues: Hollywood has never even been on time for the big issues. This is why, for example, in the middle of an epic war with Islamic fascists, Hollywood is still making movies about the Nazis. Now and then, just for variety, they tackle a more current topic, like the Jim Crow era.

Even on AIDS -- which is something you'd expect people like Clooney to know something about -- Hollywood was about seven years behind. Wait, no -- bad choice of words. Even on AIDS, Hollywood got caught with its pants down. Still no good. On AIDS, Hollywood got it right in the end. Oh, dear ... Note to self: Must hire two more interns to screen hate mail. The point is: The Hollywood set didn't start wearing AIDS ribbons to the Oscars until 1992: 10 years after The New York Times described AIDS; seven years after AIDS was the cover story on Life magazine; seven years after AIDS was in People magazine; five years after Oprah did a show on AIDS.

Only recently has George Clooney heard about segregation. (He's against it.) But he still can't nail down the details of something that ended nearly half a century ago.

Contrary to Clooney's impassioned speech, no theaters ever forced black people to sit in the back. If you were trying to oppress people, you would make them sit in the front, which are the worst seats in the house. Or you'd just make them watch a George Clooney movie.




http://mediamatters.org/items/200603090003
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:05 AM
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1. Making fun of AIDS with that big old cross dangling from her neck
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 05:06 AM by Bluebear
The poster child for compassionate conservatives. I would not pee on her if she was on fire.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:19 AM
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3. i wouldn't piss on her head if her hair was on fire.
an amazingly weak commentary on her part -- even if hollywood was ''late'' in talking about a subject matter -- it was still on the big screen for everyone to look at in a way that it was not every where else in society.

that still makes it first.

she can't can't get over that fact.

kinda like she can't get over the fact that dung beetles are her best friends. makes her bitter.
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fujiyama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:31 AM
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6. I'll take it a step further
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 05:32 AM by fujiyama
If I had a cigerette lighter on me, I'd be tempted to pour the remaining lighter fluid on "her".

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Mad_Dem_X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:26 AM
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22. Exactly - the epitome of hypocracy
Nasty, judgemental people who wear crosses around their necks.

I don't hate very many people in this world, but this skinny Nazi biotch is one of them.
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ReadTomPaine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:13 AM
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2. She's going to need a lot more than two extra interns...
to handle the whirlwind she's sown.
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dancingme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:19 AM
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4. Note to self:
Must cover up the Adams Apple the next time I give a speech.
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rooboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:25 AM
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5. Do we have to put up with Mrs Doubtfire and her schtick any longer? n/t
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wake.up.america Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:35 AM
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7. Ignore the woman(?) She thrives on stirring up people.
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OrokuSaki Donating Member (13 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:02 PM
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30. Yes
Unfortunately, it seems that way
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:39 AM
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8. " no theaters ever forced black people..."
...to sit in the back."

Well, that's a damned lie.
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:46 AM
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14. It's probably true
since the blacks probably not even allowed in the theatres at the time . . .
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:06 AM
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17. That's what I was thinking. nt
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Bridget Burke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:09 AM
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18. The black people often sat in the balcony.
Back when theaters had balconies.

Odd note: Houston had 3 old-style "movie palaces" downtown. But they were all demolished in the 60's--probably before the preservation movement started here.

There was one, small, theater downtown, formerly reserved for the "colored people." It sat empty for years but has been wonderfully restored. It's not a regular theater, but can be rented for weddings, parties & art openings. A lovely little place & a rare bit of Old Houston.

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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:28 PM
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35. that is correct - up and back
they had to enter by a different door, too.

How sick.
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peacebaby3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:13 PM
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42. You know the thing that is beyond sick is what happened at Dr.'s offices &
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 03:20 PM by peacebaby3
emergency rooms, etc.

African American people had a separate waiting room and were helped after the Whites regardless of who needed help first.

Of course, there were also situations where black people were denied treatment at "white" facilities. One of the most horrible instances of this is the African-American Dr. who discovered using plasma for blood transfusions that saved many soldiers' lives in WWII (his name escapes me right now)...he was in a car accident and was refused service by a "white" hospital and died from blood loss. He would have probably survived if he had received a blood transfusion.

Edit:

Dr. Charles Drew. Here is a link to some info about him...note the change at the bottom because the original writer left off the fact that he was refused service at an "all white" hospital.

<http://www.gibbsmagazine.com/Drew.htm >

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peacebaby3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:05 PM
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41. That's exactly right. Many older buildings had a balcony and that is where
African Americans had to sit. There is still an historic theater in my hometown (which is the birthplace of the modern civil rights movement) that has a balcony and they have preserved the sign that was there. It's now an independent movie house run by the artistic community. I always sat in the balcony when I went to a movie.

Many old courthouses were the same way.

So I'm not sure what this witch meant...if she was just trying to be a smart-ass because he said the "back" of the theater or she is just too stupid to know. It could be that movie theaters that didn't have balconies did force African Americans to sit in the back or they probably didn't let them in at all.
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gatorboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:46 AM
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26. No it's true.
If you consider the balcony the back of the theatre (Which it is). We still have one of these theatres. There was a back entrance for African Americans down in an alley to keep them away from the whites, then they took a narrow hall up to the balcony.
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BrainRants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:39 AM
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9. (M)Ann Coulter! OMG that's funny!
Forgive me if I steal that to use everywhere I ever refer to her again!

:rofl:
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One_Life_To_Give Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:48 PM
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40. Proves you don't have to be a freeper
to be a bigot.
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DiverDave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:54 AM
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10. She (IT?) needs to google "Jim Crow Laws"
god, is she that stupid?
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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:12 AM
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20. No, but she thinks *WE* are.
> She (IT?) needs to google "Jim Crow Laws"
>
> god, is she that stupid?

No, but she thinks *WE* are. And mostly,
Americans live right down to her expectations.

Tesha
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49jim Donating Member (366 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:56 AM
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11. AC spoke at Syracuse University
(Syracuse, NY) the other night. She said she stuck a picture of a fallen soldier on her forhead, so she could be reminded when she looks in the mirror that things in Iraq are going along "swimmingly".
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Kailassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:13 AM
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12. Women have wrists. n/t
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thinkingwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:15 AM
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13. the reason she's so hate-filled
and angry, is because she is hungry. All the time.

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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:49 AM
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15. you really should post a warning with that pic
(s)he's a scary lookin' thing. :puke:

No brains, no beauty. Ouch.



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The White Tree Donating Member (630 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:03 AM
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16. I find this somewhat ironic:
This is why, for example, in the middle of an epic war with Islamic fascists, Hollywood is still making movies about the Nazis.

I guess she never saw the movie Three Kings starring none other then George Clooney. Release date 1999 meaning the script was probably written at least 3 years earlier or only a few years after that war.

Here is the plot summary from www.IMBD.com

George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg and Ice Cube star in "Three Kings," the story of a small group of adventurous American soldiers in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War who are determined to steal a huge cache of gold reputed to be hidden somewhere near their desert base. Finding a map they believe will take them to the gold, they embark on a journey that leads to unexpected discoveries, enabling them to rise to a heroic challenge that drastically changes their lives.

In the days immediately after the Gulf War, a group of American soldiers come across a secret Iraqi map, which discloses the whereabouts of a bunker where Iraq is storing stolen gold and treasure from Kuwait. The soldiers hope to take the gold and keep it for themselves. However, when they arrive at the site, they discover that the Iraqi army is more concerned about persecuting its civilians than stopping them from stealing the gold. They learn that the civilians have been encouraged by the U.S. government to rise up and fight Sadaam Hussein, but are facing certain execution because the U.S. military refuses to help them. This incident creates a crisis of conscience for the American soldiers. Do they take the money and run, leaving the civilians to face certain death at the hands of the Iraqi army? Or do they risk losing the gold in order to escort them to safety across the border into Iran?

Oh wait, re-reading this, now I realize why she wouldn't mention this. Something to do with that part about how the US military refused to help the Iraqi citizens in their uprising against Saddam Hussein. Kind of shoots those noble Republican ideas of American exceptionalism in the foot. Unfortunately, it is actually true.

Oh and another one I just remembered would be Black Hawk Down which came out in 2001.
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DiverDave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:21 AM
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21. George Bush DID tell the
Iraqi people we would help, and the bastard left them twisting in the wind.
We will never know how many died because of the promise that wasn't kept.
Their blood is on his hands.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:09 AM
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19. Note how her skinny body no longer supports the breast implants.
She's always, ALWAYS hunched over.

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CBGLuthier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:41 AM
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23. Photographic Proof Ann Coulter is a Liar
Not that we didn't know it anyway.

Found a nice collection of photos of segregation. The 22nd photo shows a man using the "colored" entrance to a theater.

Does she think there wasn't a special section he was forced to use once he got inside?

http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/list/085_disc.html
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maine_raptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:43 AM
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24. So Ann, remind me again
of how long it took the Great God RayGun to acknowledge AIDS? Wasn't it something like 7 years from when it was first "discovered". Didn't HOLLYWOOD make a movie called "The Band Played On" about that little slip up?

Jeesh
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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:46 AM
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25. Jay Leno's wife was speaking out against the Taliban
long before anyone even knew what it was.
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Radio_Guy Donating Member (875 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:55 AM
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27. Note to Ann
Instead of hiring two more interns to screen hate mail, just STFU. Then you won't get any more hate male. Problem solved.
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CBGLuthier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:56 AM
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28. St. Elsewhere, Aids storyline. 1983
St. Elsewhere first did an Aids story in 1983. They also used another Aids storyline a few years later when Mark Harmon left the show.


Coulter confuses Hollywood taking a stance on an issue with the artistic output of Hollywood.

What Clooney was referring to was the art. Not ribbons or causes.
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EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:00 AM
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29. This is an 'epic war'?
What fucking planet is she on?
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ContraBass Black Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:05 PM
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31. I feel dumber for having read that.
Holy shit.
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warrens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:06 PM
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32. Incoming or outgoing? The hate mail, that is...nt
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:12 PM
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33. Note to Ann Coulter:I don't send you hate mail
I don't usually bother to read your hateful trash, either.
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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:14 PM
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34. I don't care enough about that twit to hate her, let alone write to her.
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:30 PM
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36. It would be a shame if someone blew her head off
It would be a damn shame. No one would ever consider that, of course.

Bake
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lies and propaganda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:34 PM
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37. Even on AIDS -- which is something you'd expect people like Clooney to
know about"
WTF!

How can you mutter shit like that?
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Chiyo-chichi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:40 PM
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38. Why is she able to lie with impunity?
http://www.cmhpf.org/Surveys&rgrandtheater.htm

In the early years of Jim Crow, segregation in movie theaters did not usually extend to separate facilities for white and black; more often, movie theaters simply designated certain sections of their seating as being for whites only and others (most often the less desirable rear or balcony seating) for colored patrons.
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tjwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:45 PM
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39. Lets see, George Clooney, Oscar winner, oscar nominations...
...2 time emmy and golden globe award winner, and more nominations for same than need to be mentioned here.

Ann Coulter: <crickets chirping>

Uh, does that lifetime achievement award in "crossdressers monthly" count for anything?
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:14 PM
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43. Is there a reason you're subjecting people here to this crap?
:wtf:
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BuddhaGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:48 PM
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44. she looks like a Wraith!!

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